‘The ‘Vanishing of the Bees‘ will be shown at the National Trust Stackpole Centre on Wednesday Feb 17th 7.30pm (running time 96 minutes) Free Entry. More info: Mike May 01646 661618.
In the UK around one fifth of honeybee hives were lost in the winter of 2008/09. Bees pollinate a third of the food we eat, and this contributes £200million a year to the UK economy. Vanishing of the Bees explores the mysterious collapse of the bee population across the planet and its greater meaning about mankind’s relationship with the natural world. In addition to studying our reliance on the honeybee as the cornerstone of modern agriculture, the documentary celebrates the ancient relationship between humans and bees. Filmmakers George Langworthy and Maryam Henein comment, “We were drawn to make this documentary because it encapsulates grand issues about our ecology, agriculture, economy and politics in a mystery about the amazing little honey bee. Having started production right as the story broke, we’ve been allowed an in depth and chronicled look at the lives and hearts of our characters.”